Anna Blaue-Seltzer

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I Will Do Anything to End Homelessness Except Build More Homes

Homelessness in America has reached crisis levels and I am determined to do everything in my power to fix the problem as long as it doesn’t involve …

Kenyan women want justice over post-election sexual violence

Six years after being gang-raped and beaten in front of her husband and four-year-old child during a wave of post-election violence in Kenya, Nancy is still awaiting justice.<p>If it were left to the country's director of public prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko, she would never see it. Last month, Tobiko …

What’s Really Standing in the Way of Gun Control

After the Supreme Court decided District of Columbia v. Heller, in 2008, it appeared that all attempts at gun control might be doomed, as a matter of constitutional law, for the foreseeable future. In an opinion by Antonin Scalia, writing for a five-Justice majority, the Court reversed decades of …

Guns

Writing scene breaks and transitions that develop your story

Scene breaks and transitions allow us to experience things happening in different places and times, and to different characters. Writing good scene …

Recapturing the Magic of Stories – Practical Ideas for Better Creative Writing

“Do we have to write?” He looks at me and awaits my answer. I know he wants me to say no, but instead, I nod. Every day. Just try. It’ll get better. …

Inner monologue examples: Writing characters’ secret lives

Internal or inner monologue is a useful literary device. Dialogue reveals character relationships, their converging or competing goals. Inner …

How to Create a Plot From Nothing in 5 Steps

Many writers will tell you that the most difficult part about writing a story is the plot itself: what should you write? I have long believed that …

Creative Writing

Potterisms

A reader asked about “Potterisms.” These are the colorful expressions, often substitutes for curse words that Colonel Potter would utter on MASH. …

7 Sneaky Ways to Steal Time for Writing During NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again! Time for endless cups of coffee, ink-stained fingers, and scattered pages of manic notes. While NaNoWriMo is a fun, …

Writing Irresistible Fiction - Linda S. Clare

Today’s writing arena is very crowded. Everyone, it seems, wants to write and publish their fiction. One of the fiction writer’s most pressing …

Writing

Lessons on Screenwriting: How to Pace a Fight Scene

When it comes to great action-packed fight scenes, it's all about timing.<p>Though fight scenes might appear to be absolute chaos and utter anarchy, in …

Writing

Tone (In Writing) Definition and Examples

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>In composition, <i>tone</i> is the expression of a writer's attitude toward subject, audience, and self.<p>Tone is …

Language

How to write a character unlike you

<i>Today we have a guest post, courtesy of ESL teacher Ethan Miller.</i>Character creation is a key element of writing a novel. Authors, knowingly or …

8 Character Development Exercises to Help You Nail Your Character

August 21, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft - 1 Comment<p>Even the most fast-paced, action-driven novels need compelling characters to keep readers engaged. …

Indirect characterization: Revealing character subtly

Fleshing out characters with believable human qualities is an art. <i>Indirect characterization</i> is writing that paints in character detail by <i>showing</i> …

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Creativity

The philosophical case against inequality

The difference principle is clearly a matter of making the worst-off person as well off as possible, a matter of ‘maximizing the minimum’—whence also …